By-elections to one Lok Sabha and four Vidhan Sabha seats, Shatrughan Sinha’s credibility at stake. By voting on one Lok Sabha seat and 4 Assembly seats


New Delhi, April 12 A by-election is being held today for the Asansol Lok Sabha seat in West Bengal. Shatrughan Sinha from TMC is in the fray for this seat while BJP has fielded Agnimitra Pal. Significantly, the TMC has never won this seat in the state. Earlier, Babul Supriyo had come here after being elected from the BJP, but he left the BJP and joined the TMC. He had resigned from his Lok Sabha membership, following which a by-election is being held here.

In addition to the by-polls in Asansol constituency in West Bengal, by-elections are also being held in four Assembly constituencies today. By-polls are also being held for Beliganj Assembly seat in West Bengal, Khairgarh Assembly seat in Chhattisgarh, Bochahan Assembly seat in Muzaffarpur, Bihar and Kolhapur North Assembly seat in Maharashtra.

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